All-time Premier League table: after 30 seasons, where YOUR club sits

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Wondering wherever your nine sits successful the all-time Premier League table?

First up, we each recognize that top-flight shot existed earlier 1992/93. But the commencement of the Premier League did alteration things a bit. More cash, much overseas stars, a weirder trophy, acold weirder kick-off times.

Secondly, we besides get that each league play is its own, self-contained thing. The seasons of the Premier League don’t each adhd up to 1 large communicative arc, peculiarly arsenic the part has present spanned 30 years.

Still, it’s amusive to look backmost connected which teams person been the successes, surprises and flops of the ‘Premier League era’. Where does your broadside rank?

All-time Premier League table: 50. Swindon

Points: 30 (from 42 games), Seasons: 1, Goal difference: -53

At slightest Swindon got to bask the goals of Jan Age Fjortoft (12 of them, implicit with aeroplane celebration) successful 1992/93. The insignificant drawback was conceding 100 league goals successful 1 season. Did they really play a goalkeeper?

The Robins mightiness ne'er get the accidental to adhd to their 30-point haul successful the Premier League – they’ve not adjacent been successful the 2nd tier since 2000.

49. Barnsley

Points: 35 (from 38 games), Seasons: 1, Goal difference: -45

At slightest Barnsley gave it a spell successful 1997/98 – peculiarly Neil Redfearn, who scored 10 goals from midfield – but the squad shipped 82 goals, which isn’t ideal. Redfearn enjoyed the process truthful overmuch helium got relegated with a further 127 clubs [citation needed].

Barnsley are different broadside who could stay one-season wonders. They survived connected the last time of the Championship play successful 2019/20 but haven’t finished successful the apical 12 of the 2nd tier since 1999/00.

48. Blackpool

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Points: 39 (from 38 games), Seasons: 1, Goal difference: -23

Blackpool lone lasted 1 play successful the Premier League, but they tin see themselves a tad unlucky. The 39 points that Ian Holloway’s broadside earned successful 2010/11 would person kept them up successful each azygous play since.

They were entertaining too, adopting a you-score-three-and-we’ll-try-but-probably-fail-to-score-four attack successful Holloway’s lone afloat play arsenic a Premier League manager.

47. Brentford

Points: 46 (from 38 games), Seasons: 1, Goal difference: -8

Brentford’s archetypal Premier League run was a resounding success, with Thomas Frank starring the Bees to a comfy mid-table finish, playing immoderate bully shot on the way.

That already ensures that they won’t beryllium among the one-season wonders connected this list, with a spot successful the 2022/23 play safely secured.

46. Huddersfield

Points: 53 (from 76 games), Seasons: 2, Goal difference: -84

Huddersfield survived against the likelihood successful their Premier League debut successful 2017/18, finishing 4 points supra the dreaded dotted enactment and forcing Paul Merson to look connected unrecorded TV dressed arsenic Gonzo from The Muppets.

The Terriers were dismal the pursuing year, though, collecting conscionable 16 points to seal a instrumentality to the Championship and contradict them the existent prize of a spot successful the apical 45 of the all-time Premier League table.

45. Bradford

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Points: 62 (from 76 games), Seasons: 2, Goal difference: -70

A last-day 1-0 triumph against Liverpool via David Wetherall's header gave Bradford improbable endurance successful 2000/01 (and denied the Reds Champions League football). Gaffer Paul Jewell nipped off, though, and the adjacent play was of the 26-point, finished-bottom catastrophe variety.

Bradford person spent astir of the past 20 years toiling successful the bottommost 2 divisions of the Football League, but fans haven’t fixed up anticipation of Premier League shot returning to Valley Parade 1 time (no uncertainty featuring Stuart McCall successful immoderate capableness oregon other).

44. Cardiff

Points: 64 (from 76 games), Seasons: 2, Goal difference: -77

Cardiff’s Premier League debut successful 2013/14 didn’t spell according to plan. They finished bottommost successful their archetypal ace astatine the division, scoring a meagre 32 goals and plummeting down the array aft Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took the helm. Whatever happened to him?

Neil Warnock brought them backmost successful 2018/19 but keeping the underfunded Bluebirds successful the part was ever going to beryllium a gangly order. The Yorkshireman astatine slightest kept them competitive, but Cardiff are inactive awaiting a 2nd consecutive Premier League season.

43. Oldham

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Points: 89 (from 84 games), Seasons: 2, Goal difference: -37

A Premier League archetypal that lasted conscionable 2 seasons – but Oldham did get successful a occurrence flight successful 1992/93, erstwhile they won their past 3 games to enactment up connected extremity quality up of Crystal Palace.

The Latics went down the pursuing year, though they gave it a bully spell and lone finished 3 points abbreviated of safety. Oldham presently reside successful League Two, finishing a lowly 19th successful the curtailed 2019/20 campaign.

42. Reading

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Points: 119 (from 114 games), Seasons: 3, Goal difference: -50

After gaining a grounds 106 points successful the Championship successful 2005/06, Reading carried their momentum into the Premier League and secured an 8th-place decorativeness nether Steve Coppell. The Royals amassed 55 points that campaign, which is astir fractional their wide Premier League tally.

Things didn’t spell rather truthful good successful either 2007/08 oregon 2012/13, erstwhile Reading managed a combined 16 wins and were duly sent backmost to the Championship connected some occasions.

41. Hull

Points: 171 (from 190 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -142

Recent risers, successful that each of Hull’s Premier League seasons person travel since 2008, but they haven’t rather got the knack of it yet: they’re yet to interruption the 40-point obstruction successful 5 attempts (explaining the 3 relegations).

Conceding 323 goals portion scoring a less-than-one-a-game 181 hasn’t precisely boosted their endurance prospects. Hull did erstwhile flirt with a top-half finish, lone for their signifier to illness successful the 2nd fractional of 2008/09 erstwhile Phil Brown started to deliberation helium was the 2nd coming of Alex Ferguson.

40. Sheffield United

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Points: 209 (from 198 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -83

Sheffield United returned to the Premier League successful benignant successful 2019/20, securing an improbable 9th-place decorativeness and spending overmuch of the play flirting with European qualification.

That was the archetypal clip United had finished successful the apical fractional of the Premier League, having antecedently ended up 14th, 20th and 18th.

But it each went horribly incorrect the pursuing year, erstwhile the Blades finished stone bottommost with conscionable 23 points, and they were denied a bounce consecutive backmost up erstwhile they mislaid the Championship play-off semi-final connected penalties to Nottingham Forest.

39. Brighton

Points: 209 (from 190 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -68

After steadily averaging astir a constituent per crippled for their archetypal 4 seasons successful the Premier League, Brighton took it up a notch successful 2021/22.

The Seagulls enjoyed their best-ever run nether Graham Potter, clinching their archetypal top-half decorativeness by coming successful ninth, and blowing their erstwhile points grounds of 41 retired of the h2o by finishing with 51 points.

38. Bournemouth

Points: 211 (from 190 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -89

Bournemouth suffered final-day heartache this season, going down contempt a 3-1 triumph implicit Everton. The Cherries should beryllium arrogant of their five-year top-flight stay, though – it would person been an unfathomable imaginable erstwhile Eddie Howe archetypal took complaint of a nine that had precocious been deducted 17 points successful League Two backmost successful 2008/09.

Bournemouth were ever worthy watching, and their 190 Premier League matches produced 571 goals – an mean of much than 3 per game.

37. Ipswich

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Points: 224 (from 202 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -93

Ipswich’s champion play came successful 2000/01, erstwhile the Tractor Boys finished 5th and Marcus Stewart scored 19 goals. They were relegated successful 2002 and liked the 2nd tier truthful overmuch they bought it, staying for 17 consecutive seasons and finishing successful the bottommost fractional successful astir of them.

They yet escaped the Championship successful 2018/19 – but it was by falling done the trapdoor alternatively than climbing up the ladder. A 225th Premier League constituent seems a agelong mode disconnected close now.

36. Nottingham Forest

Points: 239 (from 198 games), Seasons: 5, Goal difference: -58

Forest finished arsenic precocious arsenic 3rd successful 1994/95 – splitting Manchester United and Liverpool, arsenic Stan Collymore bagged 22 league goals. That explains wherefore they apical the mini league of clubs who’ve played 5 oregon less Premier League seasons, but the nine haven’t featured successful the apical formation this millennium.

Brian Clough contributed 40 of their 239 points successful the inaugural Premier League play of 1992/93, which turned retired to beryllium Ol’ Big ‘Ead’s past successful management.

35. Derby

Points: 274 (from 266 games), Seasons: 7, Goal difference: -149

It says 7 seasons, but should Derby’s 11-point effort successful 2007/08 truly count? The Rams were utterly dismal that year, winning lone 1 crippled (Newcastle couldn’t adjacent debar decision by the worst squad successful Premier League history) and scoring conscionable 20 goals.

Happier memories are Jim Smith’s entertaining mid-'90s broadside that finished 8th and 9th, spearheaded by Dean Sturridge (Derby’s grounds Premier League goalscorer with 31) and Paulo Wanchope (joint-second with 23).

34. Watford

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Points: 285 (from 304 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -208

Gino Pozzo’s trigger-happy attack to moving a shot nine means Watford have had astir arsenic galore Premier League managers arsenic they person points.

Still, the Pozzo household person intelligibly done thing close during their ownership of the Hertfordshire (not London) outfit. Before their takeover successful 2012, some of Watford’s 2 erstwhile Premier League appearances had seen them decorativeness bottom. 

Ok, they whitethorn person finished second-bottom successful 2021/22, but betwixt 2015 and 2020 the Hornets astatine slightest had a tally of 5 consecutive top-flight campaigns.

33. Portsmouth

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Points: 293 (from 266 games), Seasons: 7, Goal difference: -88

Portsmouth did their Premier League seasons successful 1 stint, past went into a tailspin post-relegation. All 3 of their apical Premier League scorers are from Africa: Nigerians Yakubu (29) and Nwankwo Kanu (17), divided by Congolese Lomana LuaLua (19). We presume this means Portsmouth are immense successful Africa and 400x much fashionable than Manchester United.

Pompey’s tumble down the divisions came amid a drawstring of disastrous owners, but the nine is present a sounder fiscal footing and volition anticipation to interruption the 300-point people successful the coming years.

32. Birmingham

Points: 301 (from 266 games), Seasons: 7, Goal difference: -87

All 7 of Birmingham’s Premier League appearances came successful a nine-year spell betwixt 2002/03 and 2010/11. They drew 82 of their matches – a whopping 31% – truthful would beryllium amended served by campaigning for 2 points for a win. Or 1 point. Or zero points. Revolutionary.

The Blues mislaid successful the Championship play-offs successful 2011/12 but haven’t travel adjacent to climbing backmost into the apical formation since then. Wolves could overtake them to go the westbound Midlands third-most palmy Premier League squad adjacent term.

31. QPR

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Points: 308 (from 278 games), Seasons: 7, Goal difference: -92

Very fewer clubs who’ve played less than 10 seasons successful the Premier League tin boast a subordinate who’s scored a fractional period of goals. QPR can: Sir Les Ferdinand bagged 60 (in 110 appearances) – 20 of which came successful the archetypal Prem season, erstwhile the Rs finished 5th.

That was an fantabulous accomplishment for Rangers, who would unafraid different mates of top-half finishes implicit the adjacent 2 seasons earlier relegation successful 1996. They’ve spent 3 seasons successful the Premier League since past but person ne'er finished supra 17th.

30. Swansea

Points: 312 (from 266 games), Seasons: 7, Goal difference: -77

Swansea’s Premier League debut ended successful a 4-0 decision by a Sergio Aguero-inspired Manchester City, but Brendan Rodgers’ broadside dominated possession successful the archetypal fractional of that brushwood astatine the Etihad successful 2011. That would beryllium template for astir of Swansea’s enactment successful the Premier League, which peaked with an 8th-place decorativeness nether Garry Monk successful 2014/15.

But the Swans gradually mislaid their individuality and slipped backmost into the Championship successful 2018. Still, 7 unbroken seasons successful the Premier League was much than astir expected erstwhile they archetypal came up.

29. Burnley

Points: 325 (from 304 games), Seasons: 8 Goal difference: -155

The Clarets made their Premier League bow successful 2009/10 but finished 18th and recovered themselves backmost successful the Championship a fewer months later. The aforesaid happened successful 2014/15, but Sean Dyche steered Burnley back into the apical formation astatine the archetypal clip of asking.

A play of consolidation followed until 2021/22, erstwhile Dyche was dismissed and the Clarets suffered a final-day relegation.

28. Wigan

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Points: 331 (from 304 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -166

Widely tipped arsenic a one-season wonderment (sage Mark Lawrenson didn’t foretell them to triumph immoderate of their 38 top-flight games successful 2005/06; they finished 10th), but Wigan clung connected for 8 years. A woeful extremity quality tells that it wasn’t ever casual - but the FA Cup eased the sting of relegation successful 2013.

They were cruelly relegated to League One successful 2019/20 aft being forced into administration. These are worrying times for Wigan fans, but for a portion they were 1 of the Premier League’s astir entertaining underdogs.

27. Wolves

Points: 348 (from 304 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -134

Wolves’ ambitions person changed somewhat since they returned to the top-flight 4 years agone backed by Fosun International.

The Molineux outfit instantly secured back-to-back seventh-place finishes to scope the Europa League, but the past 2 years person seen them driblet into mid-table.

26. Charlton

Points: 361 (from 304 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -100

Charlton service arsenic an illustration of however rapidly things tin alteration for a mid-table Premier League club. Under the astute absorption of Alan Curbishley, the Addicks spent six seasons successful the apical flight, comfortably avoiding a relegation conflict passim and adjacent finishing seventh successful 2003/04.

Then, Charlton decided to determination connected from Curbs successful 2006, which led to a play of 8 wins, 3 managers and relegation. They’ve not been backmost to the apical formation since and were relegated to League One this term.

25. Wimbledon

Points: 391 (from 316 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -88

A non-league nine arsenic precocious arsenic the 1977, Wimbledon climbed each the mode to the apical formation successful little than a decade. They ended the inaugural Premier League run successful 12th place, past finished the 1993/94 play successful 6th – a tremendous accomplishment for a nine of their size.

The southbound Londoners remained portion of the top-flight furnishings until relegation successful 1999/00, which came aft they’d flirted with the driblet successful each of the erstwhile 2 seasons. Wimbledon were past controversially relocated to Milton Keynes successful 2003/04, yet the archetypal Dons stay 24th successful the all-time Premier League rankings.

24. Sheffield Wednesday

Points: 392 (from 316 games), Seasons: 8, Goal difference: -44

Two 7th-place finishes successful the archetypal 2 years of the Premier League were achieved by a wonderfully stylish broadside which starred Chris Waddle, Mark Bright and David Hirst. Unfortunately for Wednesday, that was arsenic bully arsenic it got successful the Premier League era: 4 bottom-half finishes followed successful the adjacent 5 seasons, earlier the Owls suffered relegation successful 2000.

Wednesday were backed to unafraid a speedy instrumentality to the apical flight, but they inactive haven’t been backmost 20 years connected and adjacent spent 2 seasons successful League One.

23. Norwich

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Points: 402 (from 392 games), Seasons: 10, Goal difference: -255

Norwich are possibly the yo-yoiest of the each the yo-yo clubs, with 4 of their six spells successful the Premier League having consisted of a solitary season. The exceptions were betwixt 1992 and 1995, erstwhile the Canaries adjacent mustered a astonishment rubric challenge, and betwixt 2011 and 2014.

The bulk of their 402 Premier League points came successful those 2 periods, with this season’s rock-bottom broadside contributing conscionable 22.

22. Coventry

Points: 409 (from 354 games), Seasons: 9, Goal difference: -103

It's singular that, until 2016/17 erstwhile Stoke and West Brom slipped past them, Coventry inactive clung onto a apical 20 spot successful this table. They’ve been extracurricular the apical tier since relegation successful 2000/01, though City were ever-present successful the Premier League earlier that.

Currently connected 99 Premier League wins, the Sky Blues took a measurement person to reaching the century-mark with promotion to the Championship successful 2019/20. Anyone got Gary McAllister’s number?

21. Stoke

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Points: 457 (from 380 games), Seasons: 10, Goal difference: -127

Stoke's haul of lone 398 goals successful their 380 games – portion conceding a inactive comparatively miserly 525 – tells you they haven’t precisely been Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle successful the amusement stakes.

Still, the Potters were lone knocked retired of the all-time apical 20 this season, and they would person gladly taken that erstwhile they were languishing successful the 3rd tier astatine the crook of the millennium. A 15th-place decorativeness successful the Championship successful 2019/20 shows there’s enactment to beryllium done if the Potters are to ascent backmost into the apical formation immoderate clip soon.

20. West Brom

Points: 490 (from 494 games), Seasons: 13, Goal difference: -262

Boing-boing indeed. The Baggies bounced up and down with gusto aft they were archetypal promoted to the Premier League successful 2002, with 3 relegations and 3 promotions successful the pursuing 8 seasons. 

After 2011, West Brom yet sat inactive for a portion – until relegation struck successful 2018, and again successful 2021 aft 1 play backmost up successful the large time.

The stats aren’t each pretty. Of each the 49 clubs to person appeared successful the Prem, lone 1 has a worse extremity quality than West Brom’s -262.

19. Crystal Palace

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Points: 564 (from 502 games), Seasons: 13, Goal difference: -179

These mightiness not consciousness similar glory days for Crystal Palace fans, but the Eagles person ne'er had it truthful bully successful presumption of unbroken top-flight participation. Palace person present been successful the Premier League for 9 successive seasons, helping them descent comfortably into the apical 20.

Only 1 of their 11 campaigns successful the part has ended with a top-half finish, achieved by Alan Pardew successful 2014/15, but Patrick Vieira was adjacent successful his debut season, finishing 12th and 3 points from 10th.

18. Bolton

Points: 575 (from 494 games), Seasons: 13, Goal difference: -170

Nowt astonishing astir Bolton - Premier League stalwarts for 11 consecutive seasons from 2001 to 2012 – earning capable points to beryllium successful the Premier League elite. Especially arsenic the nine finished arsenic precocious arsenic 6th successful 2005, erstwhile Big Sam’s steady, fleshy manus was connected the tiller.

What’s astonishing is that we callback Bolton arsenic an obdurate, antiaircraft unit. Stats archer a antithetic tale. They’ve conceded 745 goals - the astir by acold of immoderate nine that's played nether 500 Premier League games.

17. Sunderland

Points: 618 (from 608 games), Seasons: 16, Goal difference: -292

By a region the worst extremity quality of immoderate Premier League side, acknowledgment successful ample portion to their dire campaigns of 2002/03 and 2005/06, erstwhile the Black Cats won a combined 7 games, mislaid 56 and accumulated 34 points, a tally that would astir apt person sent them down successful a azygous season.

From 608 Premier League games, they’ve won conscionable 153 – but astir 130 of those person been wins against arch-rivals Newcastle, truthful it astir apt feels similar more. Now mired successful the 3rd tier and again facing ownership uncertainty, a grounds 5th Premier League promotion indispensable look a agelong mode off.

16. Fulham

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Points: 640 (from 570 games), Seasons: 15, Goal difference: -200

Fulham were languishing successful the 4th tier of English shot successful the mid-90s, truthful their Mohamed Al-Fayed-funded complaint up the divisions to the Premier League successful 2001/02 was a dizzying climb. It besides explains wherefore astir fans tolerated the owner’s, erm, odd statue-related eccentricity.

Fulham liked the apical tier truthful overmuch they stayed for an awesome 13 consecutive seasons (no nine extracurricular the apical 10 successful this array has had a longer unbroken run). 

Relegation struck successful 2014, past again successful 2019...then AGAIN successful 2021, but the Cottagers volition beryllium backmost for different ace adjacent play aft winning the Championship.

15. Middlesbrough

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Points: 661 (from 574 games), Seasons: 15, Goal difference: -146

Boro were 1 of the Premier League’s archetypal 22 successful 1992/93, but finished 21st and suffered relegation successful that archetypal season. Second-bottom is simply a spot they bask truthful overmuch they’ve finished determination 4 times (i.e. each clip they’ve been relegated).

Yet it’s not each bad: astir that, they had an 11-year unbroken spell betwixt 1998 and 2009 – and finished arsenic a precocious arsenic seventh nether Steve McClaren successful 2005 – which explains their comfy presumption successful little mid-table here. Ranking supra Sunderland contempt having played 34 less games volition surely spell down good connected Teeside.

14. Leicester

Points: 787 (from 612 games), Seasons: 16, Goal difference: -48

The lowest-placed squad to person really won the Premier League . Which, to beryllium fair, astir Foxes fans would apt person taken 7 years agone if you’d offered it to them. Possibly with the words: “Yeah, just enough, the lowest spot squad to… sorry, travel again?”

Leicester arrived successful the Premier League successful 1994 nether Brian Little's stewardship, and instantly went backmost down. It was Martin O'Neill who aboriginal led them to 4 consecutive top-10 finishes, and things went a spot haywire aft helium near successful 2000: Leicester finished bottommost successful 2002, made a one-season quality successful 2003/04, past concisely dipped down to the 3rd tier successful 2008/09, earlier returning successful 2014 to propulsion disconnected a large flight and past a rubric win. A perfectly mean narrative.

13. Leeds

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Points: 789 (from 544 games), Seasons: 14, Goal difference: +39

It’s beauteous awesome that Leeds are 13th successful the all-time standings erstwhile you see they lone precocious secured a instrumentality to the Premier League aft a 16-year absence. Their 789 points person been amassed implicit the people of conscionable 14 seasons, giving them a respectable mean tally of 56 per campaign. 

The past rubric winners of the First Division era, Leeds came closest to topping the Premier League heap successful 1999/00, erstwhile they sat astatine the acme of the standings successful precocious January earlier fading distant and finishing third. 

12. Blackburn

Points: 970 (from 696 games), Seasons: 18, Goal difference: +20

After conscionable 3 Premier League seasons, Blackburn sat 2nd successful this wide array having finished 4th, 2nd and – successful 1995 – 1st. Yet without erstwhile proprietor Jack Walker’s enactment (and crisp banknotes), the nine has slipped retired of the all-time apical 10 - being supplanted by West Ham successful 2016/17 and Southampton successful 2019/20.

The ownership of Venky’s has, we’re going to boldly state, been little fashionable than that of Walker’s – what with them guiding the nine retired of the Premier League and into the 3rd tier. Promotion successful 2017/18 astatine slightest enactment Rovers backmost into the Championship and wrong show of the 30 Premier League points they request to scope the 1,000 mark.

11. Southampton

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Points: 1,063 (from 886 games), Seasons: 23, Goal difference: -204

Southampton should person 11th spot connected lockdown for a bully fewer years aft passing the 1,000 constituent people the play earlier last.  

Saints bash beryllium 5th connected the database of astir Premier League defeats with 371 - but that’s a bequest of having been contiguous for 23 of 30 seasons.

Those 7 seasons distant from the Premier League saw Southampton dip concisely into the 3rd tier, but they’ve present had a spot astatine the apical array since 2012, during which clip they’ve finished successful the apical 8 4 times.

10. West Ham

Points: 1,258 (from 996 games), Seasons: 26, Goal difference: -194

West Ham’s fans joyousness astatine besting Tottenham astatine the extremity of 2016/17 wasn’t gloating successful efficaciously ending their chap London club’s rubric bid (perish the thought!) but alternatively successful pushing past the Premier League’s 1,000 points total. Naturally. 

They person since boosted up to 1,258 points aft 2 fantabulous seasons nether David Moyes, who led them into Europe connected some occasions. 

The Hammers are comfortably successful the all-time apical 10, but it hasn’t been wholly creaseless sailing post-1992 – they’ve been relegated doubly and flirted with the driblet connected respective different occasions, though they did decorativeness arsenic precocious arsenic 5th nether Harry Redknapp successful 1999.

9. Aston Villa

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Points: 1,358 (from 1,038 games), Seasons: 27, Goal difference: -88

Aston Villa had been Premier League ever-presents until their dismal relegation successful 2016. Three seasons successful the Championship followed, and the nine looked to beryllium heading backmost determination until a late-season surge allowed them to unafraid endurance connected the last time of the 2019/20 campaign.

Villa haven't rather got backmost to the, er, ‘glory’ days of Brian Little, John Gregory and Martin O’Neill, but they've astatine slightest consolidated their presumption implicit the past mates of seasons with mid-table finishes.

8. Newcastle

Points: 1,410 (from 1,034 games), Seasons: 27, Goal difference: -40

Proof that this array tin beryllium misleading. To spot Newcastle successful eighth and 300+ points supra 11th – it looks similar a comfy Premier League existence.

Yet there’s been a wide descent successful the 2nd fractional of this club’s Prem’s existence. During the archetypal 14 years, Newcastle finished 2nd doubly (under Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish), past had 3 top-five finishes (under Bobby Robson). 

The past 14 years has yielded 2 relegations and conscionable 1 top-five decorativeness (in 2012). Could that beryllium astir to alteration nether their caller Saudi owners? 

7. Everton

Points: 1,574 (from 1,152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +10

The archetypal ever-present nine connected this list, The Toffees mightiness clasp the grounds for Premier League draws (320) and defeats (414), but that’s chiefly due to the fact that they’ve been successful the part for 30 consecutive seasons.

Everton spent the aboriginal Premier League years battling relegation and pulling disconnected a occurrence escapes - not dissimilar the chaotic run conscionable finished. 

6. Manchester City

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Points: 1,629 (from 962 games), Seasons: 25, Goal difference: +590

Predictably, our fastest risers. An abrupt alteration occurred for Manchester City successful 2008 – it was either getting Shaun Wright-Phillips back, oregon perchance the abrupt accomplishment of each the wealth successful the universe. Who tin truly accidental for sure? 

Either way, from an also-ran nine conscionable wrong this apical 20 successful 2008, City person soared into the apical 10 and precocious climbed supra Everton arsenic Pep Guardiola's set of obscenely talented players clinched back-to-back titles. 

No nine extracurricular the Premier League's ever-present clubs tin boast specified a precocious all-time points total, portion City's +590 extremity quality is bettered lone by the apical 4 clubs connected this list. Peptacular stuff.

5. Tottenham

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Points: 1,787 (from 1152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +307

Tottenham Hotspur clinched Champions League qualification this play acknowledgment to the efforts of Antonio Conte aft 2 seasons extracurricular the apical four. 

But it was acknowledgment chiefly to erstwhile brag Mauricio Pochettino that Spurs began to inclination upwards. The northbound Londoners didn’t decorativeness wrong the apical six during the archetypal 13 Premier League seasons; present they’re firmly established among the country’s elite clubs, and adjacent finished 2nd nether the erstwhile Southampton boss. 

The spread to the clubs supra them is wide – much than 300 points – but Tottenham are besides pulling wide of those beneath them, with the objection of Man City. 

4. Liverpool

Points: 2,109 (from 1152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +874

Liverpool were relentless betwixt 2018 and 2020, taking 196 points from a imaginable 228 and this season, aft an off-year past term, they racked up different monolithic points full of 92 contempt finishing arsenic runners-up. 

They’ve motored wide of Tottenham successful the all-time standings arsenic a result, and volition present person a spot successful the apical 2 successful their sights.

The Reds person ne'er finished extracurricular the apical 8 successful 30 afloat seasons and ended up 2nd connected 3 occasions earlier the long-awaited triumph of 2019/20. Their all-round stats are strong: a triumph ratio of 53%, 2.021 goals (the second-most successful Premier League history) and a 322-point spread connected Spurs successful fifth. 

There’s inactive enactment to do, though: Liverpool person won the aforesaid fig of league titles arsenic Leicester and Blackburn successful the past 30 years.

3. Chelsea

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Points: 2,138 (from 1152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +848

For 3 of the archetypal 4 Premier League seasons, Chelsea finished 11th. Still, astatine slightest they mixed it up successful 1994 (by finishing 14th). Oh. 

Yet Chelsea are the squad of the 2nd fractional of the Premier League era. Over the past 16 seasons, they’ve won 5 Premier League titles – the aforesaid fig arsenic Manchester United. 

Major concern has played a large part. First from lifelong Chelsea instrumentality Matthew Harding, past to an adjacent greater grade from lifelong having-more-money-than-you instrumentality Roman Abramovich. But with the nine present acceptable to beryllium sold aft the Russian had his assets frozen, its aboriginal is shrouded successful uncertainty. 

The Blues' adjacent extremity successful the all-time stakes is overtaking Arsenal, which they precise astir did successful 2021/22 by cutting the spread to conscionable 3 points. The conflict for superior supremacy is connected (sorry, Fulham).

2. Arsenal

Points: 2,141 (from 1152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +869

You privation seconds? Arsenal person much seconds than Augustus Gloop astatine dinner. Second-most wins (619), second-highest points mean (71.37), adjacent the astir 2nd-place finishes (six).

That mightiness dependable similar damning with faint praise, but it truly isn’t. Being the second-most palmy Premier League nine here, lone 1 spot down the trophy hogs astatine the top, is an awesome achievement. Especially erstwhile you see Arsenal spent their archetypal 5 years successful the Prem doddering betwixt 12th and 3rd – until Arsene Wenger’s methods kicked successful and the nine won 3 Premier League titles successful a seven-year span.

The downside to that, of course, is nary league titles successful the past 18 years and slippage retired of the apical 4 for the past six seasons aft a beardown 20-year run. Still, astatine slightest Arsenal are firmly successful the apical 4 successful this array – 354 points supra Spurs successful 5th – and this is the array that truly matters, close Gunners? 

1. Manchester United

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Points: 2,366 (from 1152 games), Seasons: 30, Goal difference: +1,119

Try to conceal your amazed face. Yep, the squad that's won astir fractional of each Premier League titles (13) beryllium atop this array with a 225-point lead. Thing is, we don’t retrieve David Moyes, Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oregon Ralf Rangnick doing that well, truthful the bloke earlier indispensable person been immoderate benignant of title-winning emperor. 

Critics mightiness constituent retired the information that United person regularly been the biggest spenders of the Premier League epoch – and oh, look, they’re apical of this table. But it’s to Alex Ferguson’s recognition that adjacent erstwhile Chelsea and Manchester City began waving bigger wads of currency around, helium inactive came backmost and picked up league titles with the casual insouciance of a antheral going down to the store for a pint of milk. (If that antheral was besides truly aggravated astir milk, for immoderate reason.)

Things person gone sharply downhill since the large man’s status successful 2013, and this season’s haul of 58 points was United's lowest of the Premier League era. But for present astatine least, United’s pb astatine the apical of the all-time ranking is secure.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is simply a freelance shot writer who's filled successful wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace instrumentality aft watching a 1-0 nonaccomplishment to Port Vale successful 1998, and erstwhile got connected the scoresheet successful a superior schoolhouse crippled against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an ain extremity successful an 8-0 defeat).

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